FORMER HIGH SCHOOL:: Boys & Girls High School in Brooklyn, New York
WHERE HIS REPUTATION GREW: IS8 in South Jamaica, New York
PRESENT PREP SCHOOL: Notre Dame Prep in Fitchburg, Massachusetts
PREP SCHOOL COACH: Bill Barton
WEIGHT: 215 pounds
SCHOOLS TO BEAT: Kansas and Cincinnati
BRIAN TOWEY'S VIEW: Peterson is an exceptional athlete who is working on his ball skills and consistency shooting the ball in order to make the transition to the wing full-time at the next level. He's an explosive leaper who out-quicks other players to rebounds, getting off the floor in an instant. He thrives in the transition game.
MIKE SULLIVAN'S VIEW: Peterson has all the tools to be a star on the college level. If he finishes off some academic requirements he is going to make some high major college program very happy. However, for this to happen, Peterson must also understand on any successful team there are team goals and rules.
Peterson is a player with an abundance of talent and energy. Under Bill Barton, he is learning about what it takes to be a winner too and not just a great individual player. If he is successful this year in handling Barton's message, Peterson will someday be a star on the college level.